I picked up this book as part of my “binge on Maffetone” bonanza. :)
As we’ve discussed in our Notes on , The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing, and Fix Your Feet, Phil Maffetone is one of the world’s all-time great endurance coaches. In addition to coaching the best triathlete ever (Mark Allen), he’s also toured with The Red Hot Chili Peppers as their wellness coach (he considers them endurance athletes) and he’s coached legendary music producer Rick Rubin—helping him Optimize and lose over 100 pounds in the process.
He’s a fascinating, iconoclastic guy who’s been preaching the power of burning fat for fuel for FOUR decades—demonstrating that it’s not only an optimal approach to endurance fitness but to our optimal health as well.
In this book, Phil focuses his big brain on what he calls the “overfat” pandemic. He uses the word “overfat” to describe people who have “excess body fat sufficient to impair health.” Overweight and obese people fall into this category. AND… Even people at a “healthy” weight can be overfat.
In fact, according to his research, 90% (!!!) of Americans fall into the “overfat” category. (Yikes!)
It’s also packed with Big Ideas and I’m excited to share a few of my favorites and share some wisdom we can apply to our lives TODAY, so let’s jump straight in!